Toes. Eyes. Live humans twinkle. Is that from light cast upon them or from light within?
Carl Sagan says that “we are made of star stuff”. My mother-in-law used to say that Jim was “shiny and pink” as a baby. He glowed with the vibrancy of good circulation and white-blond hair, I guess. I remember almost putting his eye out once when that twinkle made me just so curious that I wanted to touch it.
That spark of life. The cosmic, irreproducible result that drives scientists mad. “It’s ALIIIIIVE!” No wonder we want to add that vibrant energy to our winter days, when we’re thrown into the farthest arc and missing the summer sun.
How do you remind yourself of the shimmer that is our existence on this beautiful sphere in this living Universe? Do you surround yourself with round, sparkly things?
Or do you simply look up from your life?
The lights are already hung. The magic is all around us, even now. Go outside and take a look!
in response to WordPress’ weekly photo challenge.
© 2014, essay and photographs, Priscilla Galasso, All rights reserved
A wonderful post, Priscilla!
Thanks! I’m borrowing your picture book format. It’s very useful!
“Look up from your life” – I love that. Brilliant post, reminds you to take a breath and notice. So much to see.
Gotta say I stole that line from a James Taylor song. But I bet he got it from somewhere else. Seems kind of intuitive.
I will remember it! 🙂
Thoughtful post, Scilla.
I like thinking that I don’t need to manufacture “special” or “sparkly”; it’s already here!
Great collection of photos here 🙂
Thanks! I hope you’ll come back to visit for the next challenge!
Thank you! I hope you’ll come visiting again!